During the weekend Estonia held its Summer Nationals 2021 in Ski Jumping on Saturday and in Nordic Combined on Sunday on the Tehvandi K-90 Ski Jumping hill in Otepää.
18 athletes from five age groups fought for the title of Estonian Champion in Ski Jumping on the first competition day. The best in the Men’s category was Nordic Combiner Kristjan Ilves who showed jumps on 97,5 and 90 meters, collecting 240 points all together. Second placed Ski Jumper Kevin Maltsev with 95 and 87 meters (228,5 points). The third place was taken by former Ski Jumper Martti Nõmme with 90,5 and 88 meters and a total of 219,5 points.
The Women’s junior victory went to former Nordic Combiner Triinu Hausenberg, while the Women’s title was taken by Annemarii Bendi. Kaimar Vagul won the M-16 age group, before Markkus Alter became champion in the Men’s junior category.
Estonian Summer Nationals Ski Jumping
In the end of the competition day the athletes also competed for the team championship title.
The victory went to the Elva Ski Club (Karel Pastarus, Kristjan Ilves and Kevin Maltsev), ahead of Otepää (Andero Kapp, Hanno Henri Reidolf ja Markkus Alter) and Nõmme Ski Club (Fred Gustavson, Karel Rammo and Markus Kägu) on rank 3.
Estonian Summer Nationals Ski Jumping - Team
Individual jumps - Team
On day two, nine athletes were after the Estonian Champion title in Nordic Combined in two age categories.
Sadly, Kristjan Ilves had technical issues during the jump, followed by knee pain during the race, which lead to him not being able to take part in the title fight.
The best jump on the hill was performed by former Ski Jumper Martti Nõmme with 86,5 meters and 103,5 points and he was therefore the first one to start into the course.
With a +1:08 minute backlog Markkus Alter, who jumped 79,5 meters, followed, ahead of Karel Rammo (71,5 m, +2:22 min).
Alter showed a strong performance during the Cross-Country run and was the first one at the finish line. He took the title as National champion, followed by Martti Nõmme on second place and Markus Kägu on rank three. The Men’s junior race was won by Markkus Alter as well with Markus Kägu on rank two and Karel Rammo as third.
Estonian Summer Nationals Nordic Combined - Ski Jumping
Estonian Summer Nationals Nordic Combined - Overall
Video: Estonian Summer Nationals – Day 2
Source: Estonian Ski Association